The following is a press release issued by Devialet.
JUNE 28, 2016 | PARIS - Devialet The worldwide leader in high-end audio – today announced Gold Phantom™, the most extreme speaker ever made, incorporating:
- EXTREME POWER: Maximum volume of 108db SPL – equivalent to a live rock concert - enabled by 4,500 Watts of power - equivalent to 8 regular Phantoms and an unmatched THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) level of .0005%;
- EXTREME JUBILATION: Physical impact of the deepest basses ever reproduced (14Hz) and the unmatched precision of a new titanium tweeter, up to 27kHz, both driven by a new core ADH® (Analog Digital Hybrid amplification);
- EXTREME SOPHISTICATION: 22 kt Rose Gold-finished exterior highlights;
Gold Phantom now represents the highest-end of the acclaimed range of Devialet Phantom audio products, including the original Phantom (750 Watts, $1,990) and Silver Phantom (3.000 Watts, $2.390). Gold Phantom will be available at a retail price of $2,990, with pre-orders starting today on www.devialet.com and shipping beginning (appropriately) on Bastille Day, the 14th of July 2016.
Awarded “Best of CES” from Wired®, Rolling Stone® and USA Today®, the 3000-watt PHANTOM is a compact and beautiful spherical component incorporating 10 years of R&D (with a $30M budget), 88 patents and a team of leading product designers. From sub-bass at 16hz to ultra-sharp treble at 25Khz, PHANTOM creates the ultimate sound with zero distortion, zero saturation and zero background noise through unique Devialet-created technology.
Offering power, precision and unmatched musicality, PHANTOM is the first sub-€2000 sound center that is totally wireless (WiFi and Stereo Bluetooth™) and replaces all other audio components to provide a physical and emotional sound experience like no other.
Capable of reproducing the soundstage and musicality of speakers 20x its size, this is achieved by increasing the maximum air pressure inside the PHANTOM enclosure to the level associated with a rocket launch. By using speakers that are flush with the surface of a perfect sphere, PHANTOM also offers a unique portable design entirely derived from the laws of acoustics and providing a combination of the best music reproduction with an optimal sound directivity pattern.
At the heart of PHANTOM is Devialet’s own technology platform, known as ADH Intelligence®, combining the refinement of Analog (or Class A) amplification with the power of Digital (or Class D) amplification. The company’s SAM Processing® technology is then used to control the speakers to perfection, reproducing the exact acoustic pressure recorded by the microphone.
Together, these innovations deliver Heart Bass Implosion® or HBI®, which consists of two Devialet-exclusive high-excursion bass drivers moving in perfect symmetry. This creates a sound that has an actual physical impact and a density never before achieved. PHANTOM is constantly improving with free updates, to bring new functionality such as Web Radio and the integration of new music services.
Devialet and PHANTOM are trademarks of Devialet S.A. – all other trademarks and registered trademarks previous cited are hereby recognized and acknowledged.